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Rugby: Holders Wales drawn in tough group for Sevens World Cup

Published on Feb 28, 2013 10:46 PM

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Holders Wales were handed a tough draw on Thursday after being grouped with former winners Fiji for this year's Rugby Sevens World Cup to be staged for the first time in Russia.

Wales, who won the trophy four years ago when they beat Argentina in the final, will also face Fiji's Pacific neighbours Tonga and outsiders Uruguay in Group E following an elaborate draw ceremony held at the Petroff Palace in Moscow.

The sport is being included on the Olympic programme for the first time, starting from 2016.

Twenty four teams were drawn in six first-round groups, with the top team from each group, together with the two best runners-up progressing to the quarter-finals.

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